I had a love for weather. It has always fascinated me. I don’t remember much from my early childhood, but I do remember my love for weather. My room, for example, was filled with weather-related instruments such as thermometers, barometers, and even a custom-made weather station that was attached to the outside of my window. It would measure things likes rain level, rain acidity, outdoor temps, and much more (plus you have to remember this was before digital instruments were popular. So everything was quite large and/or hand-made).
I remember a time in 3rd grade with Mr. Espisito that was learned about the clouds. We reviewed the different cloud types like stratus, cumulus, and cirrus clouds. And I remember going home everyday after that just studying the clouds and what they were doing. I even find myself doing it now (almost 45 years later).
As I entered my teens, cable TV was becoming very popular. It gave us access to the weather channel, which was pretty much weather forecast and predictions 24/7. Before or after school when most kids watched cartoons, I watched the weather channel. My favorite part was our local forecast every ten minutes. I even had the background music and exact screen sequence memorized from watching it so much.